On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1946

Historical Events

  • Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities injuring 46

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDanny Glover

Danny Glover, American actor (Lethal Weapon; The Color Purple), and human rights activist, born in San Francisco, California

Actor and Activist Danny Glover
Actor and Activist
Danny Glover
  • Mireille Mathieu, French pop and 'chanson réaliste' singer ("Pourquoi mon amour"; "La dernière valse"; "So Ein Schoner Abend"), born in Avignon, Vaucluse, France
  • Paul Schrader, American film director (Blue Collar) and screenwriter (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Steve Friedman, American Emmy Award-winning TV news executive (NBC, 1977-87, 1990-95; CBS, 1997-2002), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Steve Wolownik, American ethno-musicologist, balalaika player, arranger, and co-founder of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
1946 Highlights

About July 22, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer